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Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

Video: Sherlock Holmes & Numismatics – 1991 ANA Convention Presentation

Video: Sherlock Holmes & Numismatics – 1991 ANA Convention Presentation

“… and had delivered his usual brilliant lecture to a crowded class.” – The Adventure of The Creeping Man (CREE) During the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 100th Anniversary Convention (aka The World’s Fair of Money, the first ANA convention to use this marketing theme) in August, 1991, the then Vice President of the ANA, Edward C. Rochette,… Continue Reading

Dr. Lysander Starr = Col. Lysander Stark = Dr. Leander Starr Jameson of the Cape Colony

Dr. Lysander Starr = Col. Lysander Stark = Dr. Leander Starr Jameson of the Cape Colony

“I used to have a correspondent – he is dead now – old Dr. Lysander Starr, who was Mayor in 1890.” – The Adventures of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) “He brought up a card, too, with the name of “Colonel Lysander Stark” engraved upon it.” – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) There has… Continue Reading

Glittering Golden Guineas (1951)

Glittering Golden Guineas (1951)

Editor’s Note: This article by noted Holmesian, Jay Finley Christ, is reprinted from The Numismatist, Vol. 64, No. 10 (October 1951), pp. 1103-05. I would claim that this was the first paper published with Sherlock Holmes – numismatic connections. Glittering Gold Guineas by Jay Finley Christ There is at least a spark of numismatic interest in two… Continue Reading

Coins of the Canon – The Money of Late Victorian England (2008)

Coins of the Canon – The Money of Late Victorian England (2008)

Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain from 1837 until her death in 1901. During the 64 years of her reign, Britain turned to the remote parts of the world and established a colonial empire of such extent and prosperity that the world has never seen its like. Over the years of her reign, the bust of… Continue Reading